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Art therapy, which has been around since the 1940s, has been proven to be an effective tool to process traumatic experiences in a healthy way. One small study found that art therapy can reduce stress levels and negative mental states, as well as promote positive feelings of self-efficacy and creative agency. Each therapist has his or her own approach to treating clients. Art therapy is especially effective in cases where clients have trouble expressing themselves, and may be more likely to open up with a nonverbal medium.

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My trauma therapist is an Art therapist and is amazing. The work is so much deeper than any other therapies I've had. And surprising. It's hard because gets to the places some therapies can't reach. It's also playtime sometimes!
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Skyride wrote: Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:09 pm My trauma therapist is an Art therapist and is amazing. The work is so much deeper than any other therapies I've had. And surprising. It's hard because gets to the places some therapies can't reach. It's also playtime sometimes!
Great, thank you for sharing. I sometimes wonder if these blog posts are useful or not. I'm glad this one has resonated with you.
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Thanks for this. I found some really touching Art Therapy work done by Jewish children in the ghettos during WW2. Each piece is captioned with the name, age and some sites give the fate of each child. It’s available on lots of sites and several books. Yad Vashem, the holocaust remembrance and documentation organisation publishes some of it too.

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https://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/collecti ... in-ghetto/

I think I am particularly drawn to “Hand Relaxation Exercise” by Josef Bauml, 13.
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actnormal wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:36 am Thanks for this. I found some really touching Art Therapy work done by Jewish children in the ghettos during WW2. Each piece is captioned with the name, age and some sites give the fate of each child. It’s available on lots of sites and several books. Yad Vashem, the holocaust remembrance and documentation organisation publishes some of it too.

This is just one of the links:

https://www.jewishmuseum.cz/en/collecti ... in-ghetto/

I think I am particularly drawn to “Hand Relaxation Exercise” by Josef Bauml, 13.
Thank you. That's very moving
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